- Acclaimed culinary brand opens its second Dubai venue
- Expansion underlines the regional success of modern Indian spice bistro
- A quirky, theatrical, dining experience
Dubai, 3rd June 2019: Farzi Café, the modern spice bistro by Zorawar Kalra, today opens its doors to its second Dubai outlet, at a prime location within Mall of the Emirates. The ongoing expansion of highly acclaimed restaurant concept underlines the regional success of this chic, contemporary brand and the strong reputation it has built within Dubai’s competitive dining scene.
First arriving in the UAE in 2016, Farzi Cafe offers guests a sensory, high-energy gourmet experience, amalgamating traditional global and Indian classics and infusing dishes using innovative techinques, molecular alchemy and creative presentations.
While “Farzi” can have numerous connotations, at Farzi Café it has just one, namely “creating an illusion” through its unique culinary philosophy. The menu clearly articulates this vision, with innovative twists on Indian classics such as Chili Spiked Beef Kulcha; tandoori kulcha stuffed with cheese and beef keema served with mint chutney and bell pepper dip and Raj Kachori, Crisp Okra Salad, Chutney Foam; crispy semolina shell stuffed with tangy pumpkin, sweetened yoghurt and mint chutney served with okra salad and chutney foam. The menu also skillfully embraces Western influences, flavors, with the Amritsari ‘Fish n Chips Chukki Peas Hummus, Farzi’s take on this British classic, and Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie, Tawa Aloo, Seared Wagyu; chunks of wagyu beef cooked in Indian spices and served on a bed of mashed potato. The dessert offered selection showcases the artistry and delicacy of the pastry kitchen including Dirt Pile; a mélange of berries, toffee sauce, nougat, chocolate truffle balls, cake crumbs topped with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce, and Kunafa Nest, a ‘Farzified’ take on the famous Arabic dessert.
Speaking on the launch, Zorawar Kalra, Founder & Managing Director, Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. (India) said: “We are delighted with the ongoing success of Farzi Café in the UAE. Dubai is a strategic growth market for us, being one of the key centres of international trade, leisure and a growing hub for gourmet cuisine. Dubai is the perfect melting pot of culture and traditions and we are constantly inspired by the synergies between the culinary culture of Arabia and India.”
He adds, “We are constantly innovating and evolving as a brand through extensive research & development to incorporate cutting edge cooking techniques, including molecular gastronomy and creative culinary art, using the best and most fresh ingredients. The result is food that is global in nature but with a progressive Indian and Arabic approach, something we feel has never been done before. We’re excited to see how UAE diners will respond to our second venue, at the new location within Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.”
Offering a playful interpretation of ingredients and an immersive dining experience rich with Indian references, Farzi Café draws influence from the prolific work of Jiggs Kalra, Mentor and Culinary Director at Massive Restaurants and the creative talent behind some of the top restaurants in India.
Farzi Café: Opening up a unique world of culinary illusion
Location: Second Floor, Mall of the Emirates, Near Vox cinema
Open daily, Saturday – Wednesday: 11am – 11pm
Thursday – Friday: 11am – 12:30am